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Re: 16T KTM rubberised sprocket
« on: January 07, 2016, 01:02:54 am »
Today I rode a total of 349 kilometres with the new 16/45'gearing, mostly on dirt roads, some bitumen and some tight single trails.

Firstly I was amazed at my fuel economy, my first refuel was at 218.5 kilometres and she used 8.52 litres, which is 3.9 litres / 100k's or 60.3 (US) mpg.
This is a theoretical 300 kilometres from the stock tank.

I wasn't out for economy records and I wasn't stonking along, just adventuring.

1st gear was good down to 10kph, under this the clutch came into play.

6th gear is now like an overdrive, for me 16/45 is far better than the stock gearing, but I don't do tight trails.
What I appreciated most is how my engine is now accumulating way less rpm for the same given distance.
I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.